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Posted: December 5, 2013

Webinar: Translating Your Work for Important Audiences; How to Make Your Point with Policy-Makers, the Media, and Other Influencers

Tuesday, December 10 from 1-1:45 p.m. (ET)

Join AcademyHealth for a free webinar on methods for conducting comparative effectiveness research (CER), and new approaches for utilizing those methods to address population-level inquiries. Describing your work clearly and accurately to the media, policy-makers, and other potential supporters can greatly expand your impact. But in "translating" your work, how can you avoid watering it down? And how can you relate it directly to your audience's needs? Join this live chat with alumni from Human Capital programs who have expertise in reaching these audiences. You'll discover the secrets of their success and can ask questions.

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Posted: October 3, 2013

Upcoming Webinar:
Policy Evaluation Tools for Injury and Violence Prevention

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2-3:30 p.m. EST

Policy strategies are paramount in addressing injury and violence prevention at a population-based level. Although policy has been used effectively in some areas of injury and violence prevention, there are some areas where the evidence base for policy strategies can be improved. Subsequently, policy evaluation can serve an important purpose along the entire chain of the policy process. In this webinar, the American Public Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control will discuss policy evaluation tools that can be used to assist with integrating policy into public health prevention efforts. Participants will also be exposed to state-level approaches to policy evaluation as showcased by experiences from Nebraska and Ohio.

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Posted: September 4, 2013

Free Webinar: Public Health Impact of Statewide Anti-Bullying Legislation: A look at Oregon and Iowa

Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Bullying can have profound and damaging effects on victims — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies bullying as a major public health concern. Since 1999, 49 states and the District of Columbia have passed some form of anti-bullying legislation to reduce bullying behaviors among youth. This webinar examines the anti-bullying laws in two states: Oregon and Iowa. These states’ laws are the focus of two Public Health Law Research studies investigating the extent to which school districts have adopted anti-bullying policies in response to these laws, and the impact these policies may have on reducing bullying in schools. This webinar will focus on policy development and adoption and implementation of the laws, and will include lessons learned from the field as well as recent research results.


Posted: April 5, 2013

Free webinar:
Procurement as a Tool to Promote Healthy Food Environments

Sponsored by American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics; Network for Public Health Law; Public Health Law Association; and Public Health Law Research Program

Procurement – or the process of purchasing goods—can be a powerful tool in the promotion of healthy food environments. State and local governments have an opportunity to use procurement to improve community heath. For example, procurement policies can be used to set limits on unhealthy foods or ingredients and promote healthier ones. This webinar will present an overview of procurement, share highlights from research and discuss best practices. The webinar is free and takes place on Thursday, April 18, from 1 – 2 p.m. (ET). Get details and register for the webinar here www.networkforphl.org/network_resources/webinar_series/#procurement

Posted: February 28, 2013

Announcing the Public Health Law Webinars Series

The series is presented in partnership by: American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics; Network for Public Health Law; and the Children's Safety Network

Vehicle Identifier Requirements for Graduated Driver Licensing: A Case Study in New Jersey

Thursday, March 21 at 1 - 2 p.m. (ET)

For decades, many developed countries have required novice drivers to display identifiers (or decals) on the outside of their vehicles so that law enforcement and other drivers know that learner or novice drivers are behind the wheel. In May 2010, New Jersey implemented the first such requirement in the U.S. as part of its Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program. This webinar:

  • Introduces the international history and theoretical causal pathway for requiring identifiers to enhance the effectiveness of GDL programs in lowering teen crash rates
  • Reviews New Jersey's implementation of the requirement and its efforts related to education, law enforcement and compliance, as well as related legal resistance
  • Explains the results of a published study on the effect of the requirement in the first year of implementation and poses research questions for future study

Register online

Law as data: Coding legal text using Public Health Law Research's LawAtlas

Thursday, April 4 at 1-2 p.m. (ET)

This webinar will look at two unique datasets constructed using the LawAtlas Workbench system, and will demonstrate the complexity and value of systematically collecting and coding statutes, regulations and case law. Sarah Happy, JD will present "Wages and Health," a dataset of state and federal minimum wage laws from a 30-year period that examines the role of minimum wage rates as a social determinant of health. Steve Latham, JD, PhD will share "Criminalization of HIV Transmission and Exposure," a dataset that compiles data from HIV/AIDS-specific criminal statutes and reported cases that use the defendant's HIV status as an element of crime as a reason to elevate or enhance a charge or as a factor in justifying enhanced sentencing. Register online here.

This webinar is co-sponsored by PHLR and the Association of Public Data Users (APDU)

Webinar: Exploring the Need, Health Impact and Legal Establishment of Paid Sick Leave
Thursday, February 21, 1–2 p.m. (ET)

Nearly 40 percent of Americans do not have access to paid sick days, making it difficult for them to miss work when they are ill or have a doctor’s appointment. Those who do stay home suffer lost wages or risk losing their job. Those who choose to work while sick often risk exposing co-workers and others to illnesses. Paid sick leave allows employees who are sick to stay home or seek preventive care without the negative consequences. Join the Network for a webinar in which presenters examine the need for paid sick days, review current laws, and explore the public health implications. The webinar takes place on Thursday, February 21, 1 – 2 p.m. (ET); registration deadline is Tuesday, February 19. For details and registration, visit http://www.networkforphl.org/network_resources/webinar_series/

Underage drinking prevention webinar
January 30, 2013 - 2-3pm EST

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) is hosting a webinar series, Preventing Underage Drinking, this month. The first presentation is on January 30, 2013, from 2–3 pm (EST). This first webinar in the series will provide an overview of the issue and of the series. It will begin with introductions from Dr. Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and ICCPUD Chair, Administrator Hyde. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Acting Director Warren will then provide an overview of the nature and extent of the problem, and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Director Harding will discuss the "shape of the solution." Following their presentations, Director Harding and Acting Director Warren will engage with participants in a live question-and-answer period.

CLICK HERE to find more information and register for the webinar.

National Health Policy Conference
February 4–5, 2013

The 13th annual National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Washington, February 4–5, 2013. NHPC is the nation's first comprehensive look at the year ahead in health policy, providing an insider's perspective on the nation's health policy agenda. This conference brings together senior health care decision makers, drawing more than 800 leaders from academia, government, foundations, hospitals, and the health care industry. Registration ends January 28, 2013.

CLICK HERE to find more information and register for the conference.



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National Indian Health Board
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Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-507-4070
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National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20001 | Phone: 202-507-4070 | Email: [email protected]